I saw the tutorial to this quilt awhile ago, and when I did, I loved how it made me, a non-quilter, think I could do it. Seemed easy enough – so I gave it a go! The only hard part was that I made it queen size – what was I thinking! It’s for my toddler’s bed – hence the fun color scheme.
It really didn’t take that long – it’s just sitting down and doing it.
I quilted it on a regular machine, trying my hand at stippling — if you are a quilt expert , don’t look close, but if you’re a nonquilter like me, here’s the picture to be amazed it – I still can’t believe I did it! And it wasn’t hard – just swirling the fabric to make swirls. I did it on all the brown.
After a whole row I realized I had brown thread in my bobbin – doh! But I wasn’t taking out what I’d already sewn, and I thought it’d be weird to switch part-way through, so it’s brown thread on blue – oh well.
I miscalculated at first, so I had to add this big brown strip to all the sides – that part doesn’t lay really well, but hey, it’s my first big quilt, so I’m giving myself a break. And kudos to all quilt bloggers – these things are hard to take pictures of- I’ve got 3 kids holding it up, with one on the side who wanted in on the fun:
I used a sheet for the back – –
And yep, I think I’m hooked on quilting – although in smaller sizes next time……